Penny’s Youth Cafe is open!

in the Knowle shopping precinct at 5 St. John’s Way, B93 0LE

Meetings have been ongoing at Penny’s a Covid secure manner. Please scroll to the calendar below to see what events and meetings are on. CLICK ON THE CALENDAR EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK and it will take you to the booking page.

Unfortunately we will not be able to allow entry without pre-booking so please email Paul on or sign up for a session using the calendar below. Penny’s is set up as a COVID-Secure Café so we need you to agree to these guidelines – please confirm your agreement when you email Paul or when you sign-up using the calendar.

Payments for events can be made by bank transfer using these details.

A safe haven

For over 600 years Knowle Parish Church has been a haven and refuge, open to all, in the heart of our village community.

Young people living in Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath now have an additional haven and refuge in the form of Penny’s Youth Café which opened its doors in September 2019 to everyone aged 11-21. All young people can receive a warm welcome, as well as enjoying great drinks and delicious food!

Who was Penny?

Penny Coggan
9.4.1949 – 2.7.2018

In July 2018 KPC lost a valued member of its youth team. Penny Coggan had a huge heart for the youth in our community. We believe that Penny would love spending time at the Youth Café with the young people who come through its doors so it seemed fitting to name the café after her.

Penny was an incredible gardener and one of her favourite Bible verses helps remind us of the thirst young people so often experience in life. Isaiah 44 verse 3 says:

For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground.”

The reason this verse was so significant to Penny wasn’t just the water her garden would need but it was also the life-giving water that God’s Spirit brings us all as He meets with us in our place of need. We hope that Penny’s Youth Cafe can become an oasis for young people. When they experience dry and challenging times and become thirsty in life, they now have a place where they can be refreshed in more ways than one.

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